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“Joe and family, Im deeply sorrowful to hear of you loss. I hope you can find comfort in the love of family and friends in this time of sadness....Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Whittaker - Washington, IA

“We will remember all the great memories we had together...... ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Craig and Kathy - Kalona, IA

“PRAYING FOR PEACE AND HEALING FOR YOUR LOSS. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: LEAH BURKS - IOWA CITY, IA

“We are sorry to hear of your loss. We have many wonderful memories of John, growing up in the old neighborhood. You all will be in our prayers. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Ginkens Scott - Washington, IA

“My sincere condolences on the passing of your father, John. I pray the celebration of John’s life brings you joy and peace. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Doug Oscarson - Des Moines, IA

“I am sorry to hear of the passing of John we will keep your family in our prayers. We have many wonderful memories growing up in our old...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda (Carey) & Steve Adrian family - IA

“Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless at this time of loss. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Vonk - Des Moines, IA

“I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you all will be comforted by friends and family at this time and will the memories you will...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Tari Reynolds - Ottumwa, IA

“Melissa & family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May your special memories comfort you in these difficult times. With sympathy,...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Shelli Hahn - WI - Friend

“I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. My sympathy goes out to you, Melissa, and your entire family. - Sheila Hanson ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Sheila Hanson - Washington, IA

“My sympathy to the entire Lins Family. John was a very kind person, my prayers for your loss are with you all. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Pam Peiffer - Kalona, IA

“To the family of John Lins: My parents (John and Mary Dawson) were co-workers with John at the Washington, Iowa post office for many years. I...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Ellen (Dawson) Hegstrom - MD

“Joe, Bonnie and family - Rick and I are so sorry for your loss. Take care, The Miller Family ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Penny Miller - Washington, IA

“To John's family: Thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this tough time. Always remember the good times and the blessings you hold in...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Kelly (Crone) Hearn - NH

“Tina and family, so many thoughts prayers to all of you and memories of a man that I always remember with a big smile and something pleasant to say.....Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Tootie "Dougall" White - Keota, IA

“My deeepest sympathy. John was quite the character. All the years that I ran the mail back and forth for McCleery's, it was great giving each other...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Connee Holliday - Wayland, IA

“To all of John's family, Sorry to hear of John's passing. I enjoyed working with John years ago, you always knew where you stood with John! In...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Karl M. Jones - Taylor, AZ

“Tina and family so sorry to learn about John, You are all in our thoughts and prays. God Bless. Tom & Peg Redlinger ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Tom & Peg Redlinger - Keota, IA

“Joe, Bonnie and family, We are so very sorry to hear about your dad. Let the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Steve and Deb Turner - IA

“I was sad to hear about John's passing. He always put a smile on my face every time I ran into him. He's one that will be truly missed. My...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Walker Sieren - Keota, IA


John E. Lins, age 77, of Washington, Iowa, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Halcyon House in Washington after failing in health for the past two years.

Mass of the Resurrection will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19th at St. James Catholic Church in Washington with Fr. Troy Richmond officiating. Visitation will begin noon Thursday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church. Prayer services will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery at a later date. Memorials have been established for the Wounded Warriors Project or the Caring Bridge Website. Online condolences may be sent for John's family through the website at www.jonesfh.com.

John was born February 22, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Richard and Blanche (Gesling) Lins. He attended school in Des Moines. John was united in marriage to Louise Theresa Monscour on July 16, 1956 in Washington, Iowa.

John lived most of his adult life in Washington, Iowa. He worked at as a Postal Clerk at the Washington Post office for 38 years until his retirement. In his early years, he was a plumber for Norton Plumbing. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, enjoyed fishing and woodworking. John enjoyed spending time with his family, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Lins of Washington, Iowa; son, John Lins and wife Sue of Carlisle, Iowa; son, Joe Lins and wife Bonnie of Washington, Iowa; daughter, Melissa Lins of North Liberty, Iowa; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Mary Sage and husband Bruce of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and sister, Martha Watson of Fort Meyers, Florida.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother-in-law, Bill Watson.

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